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Dr. Robert Freishtat

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Dr. Freishtat received his MD from the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1997 followed by pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine training at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) and Children's National Medical Center (Washington, DC), respectively. He then completed a MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Dr. Freishtat is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's National Medical Center and the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Integrative Systems Biology in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. His research interests include systems biology investigations of childhood asthma and drug development for sepsis. Dr. Freishtat is a past recipient of a NIH K23 grant and his laboratory is currently funded by grants from NIH and several foundations. Dr. Freishtat is the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research and an active member of the American Thoracic Society. He has authored over 40 articles and book chapters in the fields of asthma, sepsis, and emergency medicine; is on the editorial boards of several journals; and reviews for 8 journals.